Making a personalized photo trivet is inexpensive and easy! Makes a great gift idea and you can adapt it for any occasion. This is a good craft for a craft night, great for kids to make, and easy party favor idea.
You will need the following:
Print out a photo you like and then cut it out. You are welcome to use a printed photo as well. If you are using an inkjet printer, let the ink dry, and then give it a light spray of acrylic sealer to seal your ink. Otherwise your ink might bleed.
You’ll be working on the bottom of the trivet, so you’ll need to put your trivet bottom side up. We’ll be using Mod Podge next – you can pick if you want glossy or matte. Spread your Mod Podge onto your glass trivet. If you get a little extra on there, don’t worry – since it’s water based you can always clean it up later.
Place your picture face down into the Mod Podge. Carefully press it flat to remove any bubbles. You can also use a rolling pin for this step.
Place another layer of Mod Podge onto the back of the picture to seal the picture. Make sure to go over the edges.
You’ll notice that the Mod Podge is white over the picture. Don’t worry, when it’s dry it’ll dry clear. Let your trivet dry completely.
You’re trivet is ready!
To care for your trivet – Mod Podge is water based which means it cannot be placed in the dishwasher or in soapy water to be cleaned. To clean it use a little soapy water and wipe the top clean trying to keep the bottom dry. If it gets a little wet, don’t worry that will be okay and it’ll dry fine.
Use it to place pots and pans on, use it as a cheese board, use it as a cutting board. So many options!
My kids are giving this to their grandparent’s for Grandparent’s Day.
I’ll be making this and more Grandparent’s day gift ideas on Hometalk’s Facebook Live DIY – Wednesday, August 30th at 8pm EST.